Netball at the Commonwealth Games

Netball was first played at the Commonwealth Games in 1990 as a demonstration sport. It has been an official Commonwealth Games sport since 1998. Together with the Netball World Cup, the Commonwealth Games netball tournament is one of the two major tournaments in international netball, with almost all the major Netball playing nations entitled to attend. Australia have been the tournament's most successful team, winning three gold medals. New Zealand have won two gold medals. Between 1998 and 2014, Australia and New Zealand contested every final and won every gold and silver medal between them. In 2018, England became only the third team to both reach the final and win the gold medal. [1][2][3]

Netball at the Commonwealth Games
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AdministratorWorld Netball
Commonwealth Games Federation
Most recent
champion(s)
 Australia (4th Title)
Most titles Australia (4 titles)
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HistoryEdit

TournamentsEdit

In 1990, Australia defeated New Zealand in a one-off match when netball was a demonstration sport. [4][5] In 1998, Jill McIntosh guided Australia to the inaugural Commonwealth title after they defeated New Zealand 42–39 in the final. In 2002, Australia defended their title, again after defeating New Zealand in the final, this time courtesy of a Sharelle McMahon goal in double extra time. [6][7][8]

In 2006 New Zealand won the gold medal for the first time with a 60–55 win over Australia. [9][10] In 2010, New Zealand, led by Maria Tutaia and Irene van Dyk, won their second gold medal after they defeated Australia 66–64 in an epic encounter. Tutaia scored the winning goal in double extra time after 84 minutes of play.[11][12][13][14] In 2014, Australia won their third Commonwealth title after defeating New Zealand 58–40 in the final. Caitlin Bassett scored 49 from 53 at 92% accuracy to clinch the title. [6][13][15]

In 2018, England caused a major surprise when they defeated Australia in the final. Helen Housby scored in the final second to give England a 52–51 victory. As a result England became only the third team to both reach the final and win the gold medal. [3][16][17][18]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1990[4][5]   Australia (Note 1)   New Zealand (Note 1) n/a
1998[7]   Australia   New Zealand   England
2002[19]   Australia   New Zealand   Jamaica
2006[20][21]   New Zealand   Australia   England
2010[22][23][24]   New Zealand   Australia   England
2014[25]   Australia   New Zealand   Jamaica
2018[26][27]   England   Australia   Jamaica
2022   Australia   Jamaica   New Zealand

Sources:[1][2]

Bronze medal matchesEdit

Tournament   Score 4th Venue
1998[7]   England 56–54   South Africa Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara
2002[19][28]   Jamaica 55–53   England MEN Arena
2006[20][21]   England 53–52   Jamaica Melbourne Multi Purpose Venue
2010[22][29][30]   England 70–47   Jamaica Thyagaraj Sports Complex
2014[25][31][32]   Jamaica 52–48   England SSE Hydro
2018[26][33][34]   Jamaica 60–55   New Zealand Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
2022   New Zealand 55–48   England National Exhibition Centre

FinalsEdit

Tournament   Score   Venue
1990[4][5]   Australia (Note 1) 53–35   New Zealand Chase Stadium, Auckland
1998[7]   Australia 42–39   New Zealand Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara
2002[8][19][35][36]   Australia 57–55   New Zealand MEN Arena
2006[9][20]   New Zealand 60–55   Australia Melbourne Multi Purpose Venue
2010[11][12][22]   New Zealand 66–64   Australia Thyagaraj Sports Complex
2014[15][25]   Australia 58–40   New Zealand SSE Hydro
2018[16][17][18][26]   England 52–51   Australia Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
2022   Australia 55–51   Jamaica National Exhibition Centre

All-time medal tableEdit

Rank Team       Total
1   Australia 4 3 0 7
2   New Zealand 2 3 1 6
3   England 1 0 3 4
4   Jamaica 0 1 3 4

Source:[1][2]

Participating teamsEdit

Nation 1998
2002
2006
2010
2014
2018
2022
Total
  Australia 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 7
  Barbados 8th 7th 10th 7th 11th 10th 12th 7
  Canada 9th 8th - - - - - 2
  Cook Islands 6th - - 10th - - - 2
  England 3 4th 3 3 4th 1 4th 7
  Fiji - 9th 9th - - 12th - 3
  India - - - 12th - - - 1
  Jamaica 5th 3 4th 4th 3 3 2 7
  Malawi 7th - 6th 5th 5th 7th 7th 6
  Malaysia 11th - - - - - - 1
  New Zealand 2 2 1 1 2 4th 3 7
  Northern Ireland - - - - 7th 8th 10th 3
  Papua New Guinea - - - 11th - - - 1
  Saint Lucia - - - - 12th - - 1
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - - 12th - - - - 1
  Samoa - - 5th 9th - - - 2
  Scotland - - - - 9th 9th 9th 3
  Singapore - - 11th - - - - 1
  South Africa 4th 5th 7th 6th 6th 5th 6th 7
  Sri Lanka 12th 10th - - - - - 2
  Trinidad and Tobago - - - 8th 10th - 11th 3
  Uganda - - - - - 6th 5th 2
  Wales 10th 6th 8th - 8th 11th 8th 6
Total teams 12 10 12 12 12 12 12

NotesEdit

  • ^1 In 1990 no medals were awarded as netball was only a demonstration sport. [5]

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